March 4, 2012

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Vermont Defeats Davidson, Improves To 3-0

from press release

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Senior Adison Rounds scored a career-high five goals and classmate Samantha Stern added six points to lead the Vermont Catamounts to a 19-9 victory over Davidson in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday. The Catamounts improved to 3-0 on the season and are off to their best start since 2006. Davidson dipped to 1-3 on the year.

"Davidson came out ready to play. They challenged us on everything, but we started clicking more offensively and had some good defensive stops in the second half," said Vermont head coach Jen Johnson.

"Once we started working together as a unit in the second half we generated more scoring opportunities. That allowed some other players to get some game experience and contribute to an all-around team effort to get this win," continued Johnson.

Rounds gave Vermont an early 2-0 lead with back-to-back goals to begin the game. Davidson tied the game up with a pair of goals from Mary Leonard and Ann Fucigna at the 21:52 mark of the first half.

The Catamounts went up by two goals again on tallies fromEmma Kelly and Sydney Mas, but the Wildcats knotted the game up for a second time at 4-4 with 11:31 remaining in the half.

UVM closed the half with a pair of goals to take a 6-4 advantage in the break after an evenly played half.

The Catamounts scored the first goal of the second half when Mas netted her second of the afternoon on an assist from Stern, to push UVM's lead to three, 7-4. Davidson sliced the advantage to one after consecutive goals from Erin Doherty and Alanna Parker at the 22:58 mark.

Vermont seized control of the game from there. Rounds' third tally of the day sparked a four-goal spurt and gave the Catamounts a five-goal cushion, 11-6 with 18:58 remaining.

UVM would close out the game out scoring Davidson 8-2 over the final 17 minutes to remain unbeaten on the year.

Mas finished the game with three goals and Stern added two goals and a team-high four assists for the Catamounts. Laura Barber finished the game with seven assists.

Fucigna and Doherty added two goals each to lead the Wildcats. Jessica Melby was credited with eight saves in the Davidson net.

Vermont wraps up its trip to North Carolina when it faces High Point on Wednesday (March 7) at 12 p.m. Live stats and video for the game are available at HighPointPanthers.com.

Notes

Justine Allen came off the bench to score her first goal of the season ... Teammates Sarah Sweerts and Jessica Roachalso netted their first career goals as Catamounts ... UVM out shot Davidson 43-21 overall and 26-11 in the second half.


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